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WiFi-enabled Thermostats

Programmable thermostats have been used for many years because of their convenience and energy savings, but recently WiFi-enabled thermostats have arrived on the market to make programmables even better.   We recommend the Honeywell Prestige, a wireless color touch-screen thermostat … Continue reading

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Replacing Thermostat Batteries

A weak or dead battery in a thermostat can lead to heating or cooling system failure, so replacing thermostat batteries is a quick and cheap way to prevent a breakdown or avoid a service call.   Since most digital thermostats … Continue reading

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Indoor Air Quality – Is Your Home Healthy?

Is Your Home Healthy and Comfortable? Indoor air pollution can be a serious health risk. Studies by the Environment Protection Agency have shown that the air inside buildings can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Surge Protection for Air Conditioners

Air Conditioner Surge Protection This has been a much cooler Summer than the past few, with a lot more rain and cooler weather.  But we’ve also had many storms with lightning and booming thunder.  Are you aware that your heating … Continue reading

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Why You Need a Maintenance Plan

Every HVAC system requires some routine maintenance, and if it isn’t done routinely then it will be done as an emergency repair, usually on a very hot or very cold day.  If you’ve ever wondered why you need a maintenance plan, it … Continue reading

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Heat Pump Efficiency

Why Buy an Energy Efficient Heat Pump? If you use electricity or natural gas to heat your home, consider installing an energy-efficient heat pump system.   Heat pumps are the most efficient form of electric heating in mild and moderate … Continue reading

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No Cooling – First 3 Checks

No cooling on a hot day can be a big problem.  Sometimes an air conditioner keeps running but doesn’t cool the house, or it just stops working and you need action fast. Here are the first 3 steps to take before … Continue reading

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High Efficiency A/C Saves Money

When the air conditioning (A/C) chills the house on a hot day, we love it, unless we are reading the utility bill or writing the check to pay for it!  Older A/C systems used a lot of energy, but new … Continue reading

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Summer Air Conditioning Tips

Want to know how to get the most from your air conditioning system this summer? Here are six summer air conditioning tips for you that will save money and increase efficiency. Make sure your outdoor condensing unit is clean and free of mulch, weeds, … Continue reading

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Balance for Consistent Temperatures

We are often asked to repair a lack of consistent temperature between rooms or between floors in a building.  This is a common problem that can be solved by a technique called HVAC Balancing, or Air Balancing. When a new … Continue reading

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